Sam Floy

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Big Data Lending: unlocking commercial capital for Africa with Daniel Goldfarb from Lendable

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Medicine: enabling a modern day pharmacy in Africa, with Jessica Vernon from Maisha Meds

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BitPesa: blockchain-enabled international payments, with Elizabeth Rossiello

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P2P Lending: revolutionising access to credit in Africa, with Hilda Moraa from Pezesha

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Surveys: leveraging big data from mobile money, with Sam Kamande from mSurvey

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Update on what I’m working on

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Since touching down back in Kenya in late August there have been some developments on the work front.

After a year or so of doing freelance consulting, and nurturing different business ideas it got to the stage where I fancied shaking things up and actually cracking on with some of the opportunities I’d been telling everyone that I was seeing.

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SMS Farming: building an agricultural social network without the internet with Kenny from We Farm

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Rural Mapping: bringing technology to the Tanzanian agriculture sector with Rose Funja from Agrinfo

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Service Marketplaces: “TaskRabbit for Kenya” with Adam and Johannes from Lynk

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Drought and Data

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As I get acclimatised to what working weeks look like in Kenya this is my first attempt at a “thought piece” within the confines of a job.

It’s about the internal dissonance I felt at the lack of rain in the country right now, and veers off towards using “data for good”.

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